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01772 827 603 Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00 8 Cooper Hill Drive, Preston
01772 827 603 Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00 8 Cooper Hill Drive, Preston
8 Cooper Hill Drive
Walton-le-Dale, preston, pr5 4he
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Answering your Questions about Skip Hire

Answering your questions about skip hire

Looking to find out more about skip hire in your local area? Let Preston Skips help.

We have gained more than 20 years’ experience, delivering skips to properties across the northwest, ranging from Preston, Leyland and Chorley to Wigan and Bolton.

Here are some FAQs to help you understand skip hire:

What size skip do I need?

At Preston Skips, we have a wide range of domestic skips available to order. These include:

  • 2-cubic yards
  • 4-cubic yards
  • 6-cubic yards (most popular)
  • 8-cubic yards

Skip size depends on how much waste you need to dispose of and the amount of space you have available at your property. Rest assured, we can help you to order the right one today, benefitting from affordable skip hire in Preston (or any other area).

How high can skips be loaded?

Skips are surprisingly spacious – even our mini 2-cubic yard skips! We advise you don’t overload your skip with waste as this only makes it difficult for the fleet driver to collect.

With there being height and weight restrictions in place, it’s illegal for us to transport skips that aren’t ‘level-loaded’. Try not to exceed the maximum fill level indicated on the skip as this could make your skip hire in Bolton, Chorley, Leyland, Wigan or Preston, expensive.

What can I throw in a skip?

Whether you’re looking for skip hire in Chorley or skip hire in Leyland, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you remove waste quickly and efficiently.

Skips are great for getting rid of non-hazardous materials, such as:

  • Bricks
  • Cardboard
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste
  • General waste
  • Metal
  • Packaging
  • Plastic
  • Polystyrene
  • Rubble
  • Soil
  • Solidified paint
  • Wood

What can’t I throw in a skip?

Some items are not suitable for domestic skip hire and you need to keep them separate from the rest of the waste stored inside your skip. These are generally materials which are considered to be hazardous or dangerous and require special disposal. Take the following for instance:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Clinical waste
  • Electricals
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridge/freezers
  • Liquids
  • Oil/petrol/diesel
  • Plasterboard
  • Solvents
  • TVs
  • Tyres

How long can I hire a skip for?

The length of time you can hire a skip depends on the scale of your project but is usually between 7 and 14 days.

Here at Preston Skips, we arrange skip hire in Wigan, and other areas in the northwest, around what works best for you, so be sure to discuss your requirements in further detail with our team of experts.

Do I need a permit?

If you have limited space available, we can place skips on the road. When skips are positioned on the road, you need to obtain a permit from the local council, but this is something that we can do on your behalf.

The cost of the permit varies depending on location and is added to the overall cost of your hire.

What happens when my skip is full?

When your skip is full, all you need to do is call Preston Skips and arrange to have it collected from your premises, at a time that suits you best.

We make sure that the contents of your skip are disposed of correctly, aiming to recycle 90%. Our waste disposal services reduce the amount of waste that’s sent to landfill, making skip hire a more sustainable method for disposal.

If you need to know more about skip hire, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 01772 827 603 today.

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